Villainess Level 99 Reveals New Trailer and Visual, Jan 9 Premiere

© 七夕さとり・Tea・のこみ/KADOKAWA/「悪役令嬢レベル99」製作委員会

The Villainess Level 99: I May Be the Hidden Boss but I’m Not the Demon Lord anime adaptation will begin airing in Japan on January 9 (effectively January 10 at 12:30 AM JST), it has been announced. There’s also a new trailer, new key visual, more cast announcements, and theme song details.

The new cast member announcement is Rina Hidaka as Eleanora Hillrose. For the theme songs, Mayu Maeshima is singing the opening song “LOVE or HATE?” while Hidaka and Fairouz Ai are performing the ending song “Suki ga Levelchi” in-character.

Villainess Level 99 is based on the light novel series is written by Satori Tanabada and Illustrated by Tea, which began in May 2019 and will release its sixth volume on January 10, 2024. The books are published under the KADOKAWA Books label.

J Novel Club describes the book series as:

Yumiella Dolkness is your run-of-the-mill villainess in an otome RPG—except for the fact that she’s also secretly the overpowered hidden boss. But Yumiella wasn’t always Yumiella, you see. In her past life, she was nothing more than an introverted college student and devout gamer. So when she realizes that she’s been reincarnated as a hidden boss, she’s determined to steer clear of the protagonists and avoid her demise at their hands. All she wants is a nice, quiet life. Too bad when her gamer instincts kick in, Yumiella can’t just ignore her awesome stats… A girl’s gotta grind! So, with plenty of time on her hands before starting life at the academy, she gets a little carried away and maxes out her level at 99. And when everyone else finds out, they get the wrong idea about her power—now they think she’s the Demon Lord! Is this OP villainess strong enough to win back the peaceful life she always wanted?!

Villainess Level 99 has inspired a manga adaptation by Nokomi. The story began as a Shousetsuka ni Narou web novel in June 2018. 


• Director: Minoru Yamaoka (Zo Zo Zo Zombie-kunWakako-zake)
• Series composer: Fumihiko Shimo (Date A Live IV)
• Character designer: Hitomi Kaiho (Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer Ep 1 and 2 co-chief animation director)
• Character designer: Lo Ho Kim (Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer Ep 1 co-chief animation director)
• Music composer: Kana Utatane (Akebi’s Sailor Uniform
• Animation production: Jumondou 


Fairouz Ai as Yumiella Dolkness
Yuuma Uchida as Patrick Ashbatten
 Azumi Waki as Alicia Ehnleit
• Taku Yashiro as Edwin Valschein
• Haruki Ishiya as William Ares
• Kouhei Amasaki as Oswald Grimsarde

Source: @akuyakuLV99

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